PDF Plan: Biosafety Cabinet Class 2 Type A2
Select a NuAire Class II, Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet below or contact NuAire to begin your free laboratory equipment consultation. LabGard ES Air Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet. LabGard ES (Energy Saver) Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet. Selecting a Class II Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) must take into consideration a considerable number of factors which include, among others, the materials, quantity, and procedures being performed within the cabinet, the facility requirements based on risk assessments, the location of the cabinet within the laboratory itself, the installation requirements of the cabinet, and the mechanical systems exhaust/supply to both the laboratory and the cabinet. All of NuAire’s Class II BSCs, regardless of type (i.e. Types: A2, B1, or B2) provide the same level of product and personnel protection from a biological point of view. Class II cabinets provide both kinds of protection (of the samples and of the environment) since makeup air is also HEPA-filtered. About 95 of all biosafety cabinets installed are Type A2 cabinets.
Featuring probably the world’s most advanced energy efficient, quiet, and compact biosafety cabinet, the Esco Airstream Class II Biological Safety Cabinet. 1300 Series Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet Packages. NSF listed Class II, Type A2 BSCs are commonly used worldwide and particularly in North America. Class II Type A2 Table Top Biological Safety Cabinet.
BioVanguard is a Class II (Type A2) cabinet designed for microbiological research with biological agents (e. This model can also be converted into a Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet by adding an appropriate exhaust system to vent (duct) the remaining HEPA filtered air to the outside. A class II biological safety cabinet is a partially enclosed workspace that has built in protection for the worker, the environment, and the material inside of it. Class II biological safety cabinets have open fronts, a vertical laminar air flow, so outside air is run through a filter before it gets inside, and a HEPA filter for filtering air from inside before it goes outside the cabinet.
Class II biological safety cabinets fall into four types (A1, A2, B1, B2), all of which protect the specimen, the user, and the environment from contamination. This is especially crucial for applications that require aseptic or particulate free conditions such as tissue culture experiments, and in toxicology work involving fumes and gases. Biological safety cabinets or biosafety cabinets (BSCs) are hoods with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that are designed to provide personnel, environmental, and product protection when appropriate practices and procedures are followed. Discharge of a Class I or Class II Type A2 cabinet into a room should not occur if volatile chemicals are used.